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About Us

The Women in Engineering (WiE) network was established in the Department of Engineering Science in 2012 with the intention of organising talks, social events, career development events and other networking activities (for all members of the department). Membership of this group consists of postdoctoral research assistants, postgraduate students, undergraduate students and other academic staff.

Over the years, it has evolved into a dynamic, supportive community of women engineers across many disciplines and career stages. We also work closely with the Department to raise issues relevant to gender diversity within the Dept.

Our regular events are:

  • Termly committee meetings (Friday of 0th week) for WiE members who want to be involved with organising events
  • Termly lunchtime talks (Friday of 4th week, or depending on availability of speakers) from inspiring women & men in STEM to talk about their career paths, work-life balance, view on diversity, etc.
  • Socials (normally once a month) at a local Oxford pub or café to meet casually, network and make friends
  • Annual celebration on International Women in Engineering Day (June 23rd), a social and/or outreach event


Female DPhil students at Women in STEM event in Oxford Town Hall, January 2020. Stood by Women in Engineering network banner

The WiE Committee

Emily Kwong, Postdoctoral Researcher                                   

Daniela Massiceti, DPhil Student

Ching Lam, DPhil Student                                                    

Ciara Felix, DPhil Student

Arta Cika, DPhil Student                                        

Gladys Ngetich, DPhil Student

Miren Tamayo Elizalde, DPhil Student                                  

Chryssa Papadaki, DPhil Student

Lucy Cross, DPhil Student 

Highlights of selected past events

Women in STEM event, January 2020. Female engineers chatting at a stall

MPLS Women in STEM event 2020

Careers event at the Oxford Town Hall

This annual event aims to bring together inspiring women working in science, engineering and maths with undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Female engineer giving a talk on International Women in Engineering Day 2019 to a room full of young students

International Women in Engineering Day 2019

Inspiring the next generation of female engineers

In June 2019 we welcomed 12 girls in Year 12 and 13 to join us in Oxford as part of our INWED celebrations. They took part in hands-on experiments and had afternoon tea with current female academics, researchers and students.

Row of women listening to a lecture

Women in Engineering Symposium 2018

Networking for female researchers and students

On 1st May 2018, we held our very first Women in Engineering Symposium at the Department of Engineering Science

Two school students working on a project in a workshop

International Women in Engineering Day 2017

Inspiring young women across Oxfordshire

We organised an inspiring afternoon on Wed June 14th 2017 spent with Year 9 female students across Oxfordshire and women engineers from the Department of Engineering Science. The school students did two workshops.